Temperance Brennan

23 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324 ratings

Deja Dead Summary

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police.

One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. Something about the crime scene is familiar to Tempe: the stashing of the body parts; the meticulous dismemberment. As a pattern continues to emerge, Tempe calls upon all her forensic skills, including bone, tooth/dental, and bitemark analysis and x-ray microflourescence to convince the police that the cases are related and to try to stop the killer before he strikes again.

Told with lacerating authenticity and passion, Déjà Dead is both poignant and terrifying as it hurtles toward its breathtaking conclusion and instantly catapults Kathy Reich into the top ranks of crime authors.

©1997 Kathy Reichs (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Deja Dead

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for followers of the Tv series 'Bones'

    • By Miss on 08-04-13

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  • Book 2

    • Death Du Jour

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Bonnie Hurren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Another day. Another death. Death du Jour. My God, how many such days would there be?'On a bitterly cold march night in Montreal, forensic anthropologiest Dr Temperance Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood in the grounds of an old church.Just hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of an horrific arson. A young family has perished, and there seems to be no witness, no motive, no explanation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good plot

    • By Thomas on 02-03-16

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  • Book 3

    • Deadly Decisions

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Violence is escalating, and spilling onto the streets of Montreal. A nine-year-old girl is killed in crossfire on her way to ballet class. The body of a teenager killed in North Carolina is found hundreds of miles away. Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan has to pick up the pieces: she knows she shouldn't let emotion get in the way, but when nine-year-old Emily's body is wheeled into the morgue she cannot help but react.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brennan at her best

    • By Michael on 13-04-13

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  • Book 4

    • Fatal Voyage

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Kate Harper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    When a plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called in to identify the victims. A chance discovery concerns her: a severed foot, well away from the main crash site. A deserted house close by is buried so deep in the woods that locals claim to know nothing of its existence. And her examination of the foot throws up more questions than answers. Before she can make any progress Tempe's professional standing is threatened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By Harriet on 08-10-15

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Fatal Voyage

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Kate Harper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina, taking with it 88 passengers and crew. An a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team, Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification. She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees, limbs strewn among bursting suitcases, and smoldering debris. Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team. Is her daughter among them?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing story

    • By Anonymous User on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 5

    • Grave Secrets

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Guatemala, in the searing heat.The bones of a child no more than two years old are uncovered when mass graves are excavated.Twenty-three women and children are said to lie where forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is searching for remains, in what is one of the most heartbreaking cases of her career.Then four young girls go missing from Guatemala City...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not gripping

    • By Sallyhippo on 26-09-17

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

    • Bones to Ashes

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of craters…‘Preliminary diagnosis?’‘Deformity of the bone. Maybe. Cortical destruction on a metacarpal. Maybe. Localised infection? Systemic disease process? Postmortem destruction, either purposeful or natural? A combination of the above? I don’t have a diagnosis…’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • serial

    • By Dominic on 23-07-18

    Regular price: £20.09

  • Book 11

    • Devil Bones

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy, dilapidated house with sagging trim and peeling paint…In the dark cellar, a ritualistic display is revealed. A human skull rests on a cauldron, surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines. Beads and antlers dangle overhead. Called to the scene is forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan. Bony architecture suggests that the skull is that of a young, black female.

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  • Book 12

    • 206 Bones

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    ‘You have an enemy, Dr. Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call.’ A routine case turns sinister when Dr. Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • As expected

    • By Matt on 13-04-13

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  • Book 13

    • Mortal Remains

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed, the mutilated and the skeletal. So the two-days-dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her. Until she discovers that the man is John Lowery, an ex-soldier who was apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968. So who is buried in Lowery's grave.The case takes Tempe to the heart of the American military, where she must examine the remains of anyone who may have had a connection to the drowned man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good audio book.

    • By Crackdown on 03-10-13

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  • Book 14

    • Flash and Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 14
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In the run up to the biggest NASCAR race week of the year, Dr Temperance Brennan is called to a landfill site backing onto the Charlotte speedway track in North Carolina. Someone has discovered a barrel of hardened asphalt with a human hand poking through the top. With the country's press trained on Charlotte, it is up to Tempe to try to release and identify the body in the barrel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book.

    • By Crackdown on 03-10-13

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  • Book 15

    • Bones Are Forever

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So Kathy Reichs!!

    • By Patrick on 26-06-13

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 15.5

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  • Book 16

    • Bones of the Lost

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 best-selling author Kathy Reichs. The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier. Who was the girl? And was she murdered? Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen

    • By mollyeyre on 13-09-16

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 16.5

    • Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan has just arrived in Florida's Everglades for a much-needed break when she is unwittingly thrown into the middle of a deadly case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp.

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 17

    • Bones Never Lie

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common - the killer.

    Regular price: £27.19

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